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James and Nancy Bennitt were yeoman farmers, the largest white farming class in the Old South. The choice of their farm by Civil War Generals Sherman and Johnston as a place to arrange the surrender of Johnston's troops has kept their name and home alive, while thousands of similar farmers slipped into obscurity. Bennett Place State Historic Site outside Durham preserves the historic moment and, through Bennitt's papers, a look at what a yeoman farm was like between 1839 and 1849.
Despite Durham’s urban sprawl and industry, the Jenkins family collard farm lives on. Greg Jenkins explains how the family tradition of using organic farming practices is what has kept the farm and family business so successful.
Bikram Yoga Durham offers goat yoga and meditation classes at Hux Family Farm. Amanda Avery and her husband Matthew Hux own the farm where they raise Nigerian dwarf goats, a miniature breed known for being friendly. Yoga with goats embodies a desire to reconnect with the natural world in a genuine and contemplative way.